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April 21 10:05 AM

Two arrested for taking purse from woman, 93

Bossier City police have arrested two Bossier City teenagers for allegedly stealing a purse from a 93-year-old woman who was injured as a result.

Kinyon Tirrel Johnson, 17, and a 15-year-old male were arrested on purse snatching charges last Thursday, April 10, in connection with an incident that happened earlier that day just after 9 a.m. in the 700 block of Shaver Street.

Detectives say the victim was pushing a shopping cart containing groceries which she had just purchased at a nearby food store when the two suspects approached her and took her purse from inside the cart.

Their actions caused the woman to fall to the pavement since the purse strap was wrapped around her arm. The two suspects then ran from the scene.

The victim walked to a nearby business, where an employee called police.

Bossier City Fire Department personnel also responded and treated the woman for abrasions and bruises while police officers searched the area for the suspects.

During the search, officers obtained evidence linking Johnson and the 15-year-old to the purse snatching. Both suspects were brought to the police department and subsequently arrested.

Johnson was booked into the Bossier City Jail, while the juvenile was taken to the Ware Juvenile Detention Center.

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